An official of this Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.
the official associated with the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist inside west Church.
A ruler associated with the chapel; an ecclesiastical magnate. Bailey, 1727
In Gr. Ch., a sacrist or sacristan; a church officer who's charge of a church as well as its items, and summons the worshipers by semantron or otherwise. In much more important churches the ecclesiarch formerly had small officials under their authority.